Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide

Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide


  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest
  • Edward B. Westermann
  • 22 June 2015
  • 9780806154336

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  1. Randall Wallace Randall Wallace says:

    Hitler says to Wehrmacht leaders posed to invade the East “Close your hearts to pity Act brutally Eighty million people settlers must obtain what is their right Their existence must be made secure The stronger man is right” Wow sounds like an present day Israeli cabinet meeting Hitler Company obsessed about space and place White people are the most obsessed group in history with taking shit that doesn’t belong to them so all this German Lebensraum talk only meant taking someone ELSE’s space and place Himmler’s Plan was referred to by one historian as a “timetable for the extinction of the entire population of Eastern Europe” “If Hitler envisioned the conuest of the American West as a process that included the murder of millions then he could also imagine the subjugation of German lebensraum in the East through a process of mass annihilation” Hitler’s plan in fact was serial genocide a rolling genocide headed east creating an empty landscape for German settlers to settle and multiply The push to the East was considered necessary for the “survival” of the state To help this plan along Alfred Rosenberg abolished all education above fourth grade in the East unless they were racially valuable Hitler conflated Jews with Bolshevism which only an idiot would believe but soon many did thus enabling Operation Barbarossa later Hitler said “Here in the East a similar process will repeat itself for a second time as in the conuest of America” Non German workers were worked slowly to death because the fewer the non Germans the room for German settlers Most of us envision the invasion of Russia happening with regular German tanks and big trucks; think instead of 750000 horses pulling supply wagons and artillery The resemblance to American wagon trains invading foreign western lands was painfully clear The German front was 1000 long Russia had to throw its people and materiel at the invaders to slow them down A whopping 33 million Soviet POWs “died in German captivity” and absence German morals were a fine incentive for Russians to fight Germans to the death But German supply lines became and stretched while Russian supply lines became shorter and shorter and because Hitler evidently never learned his von Clausewitz nor understood the power of Russian winters oops – game over A large undiscussed part of the conuest of the US was “destroying the Indian’s commissary” Any future history of “food deserts” in the US would have to mention their origins in the intentional destruction of Native food supply from the 1700’s on as a very successful form of social control All those fruit trees and amazing gardens and massive buffalo herds destroyed collectively by armed whites capable of only doing their best Cletus impersonations It is always easier to destroy than create as angry young entitled white men soon to their joy found out But entitled ancestors of today’s Donald Trump supporters also needed their murderous rampages through communities of color to be remunerated the government and so “By 1851 states along the Mexican frontier were offering 200 for a scalp 250 for a live warrior and 150 for a captive Indian woman or a child under the age of fourteen” Today you can work at Burger King for 200 after taxes a week or go back in time and for just 15 minutes work get 200 cash and a free case of PTSD for scalping another human being Today’s white extremists are just angry that they can’t get PAID to be sadists just like their great great grand pappy Even in boring Minnesota back then you also got 200 for a scalp Factor in also “numerous examples of settler atrocities against fellow whites being falsely blamed on Indians” Ulysses S Grant said to his wife “It is really my opinion that the whole race Native Americans would be harmless and peaceable if they were not put upon by the whites” In the end violence andor the threat of violence was the key ingredient of US control of the native population “This violence also found its expression in an ‘ideology of vigilantism’” Cool fact In the US Southwest back then you communicated long distances by Heliostat vaguely like in “The Return of the King” sending a message from Gondor but done with mirrors and Morse code In the end Kakel’s “American West and the Nazi East” is a better book on this subject I will review it next than this one Westermann’s good book offers some cool to know facts as just shown but Kakel’s book is sympathetic to plight of US natives thorough our history and offers deeper insights and better comparisons


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Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest❦ [KINDLE] ❁ Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: Comparing Genocide and Conquest By Edward B. Westermann ➡ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk As he prepared to wage his war of annihilation on the Eastern Front Adolf Hitler repeatedly drew parallels between the Nazi uest for Lebensraum or living space in Eastern Europe and the United Statesâ As he prepared to wage his and the Kindle Ó war of annihilation on the Eastern Front Adolf Hitler repeatedly drew parallels between the Nazi uest for Lebensraum or living space in Eastern Europe and the United States’s westward expansion under the banner of Manifest Destiny The peoples of Eastern Europe were he said his “redskins” and for his colonial fantasy of a “German East” he claimed a historical precedent in the United States’s displacement and killing of the native population Edward B Westermann examines the validity and value of Hitler's Ostkrieg ePUB Ò this claim in Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars The book takes an empirical approach that highlights areas of similarity and continuity but also explores key distinctions and differences between these two national projects The westward march of American empire and the Nazi conuest of the East offer clear parallels not least that both cases fused a sense of national purpose with racial stereotypes that aided in the exclusion expropriation and killing of peoples Westermann evaluates the philosophies of Manifest Destiny and Lebensraum that justified both conuests Ostkrieg and the PDF/EPUB ¼ the national and administrative policies that framed Nazi and US governmental involvement in these efforts the military strategies that supported each nation’s political goals and the role of massacre and atrocity in both processes Important differences emerge a goal Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: MOBI :Ú of annihilation versus one of assimilation and acculturation; a planned military campaign versus a confused strategy of pacification and punishment; large scale atrocity as routine versus massacre as exception Comparative history at its best Westermann’s assessment of these two national projects provides crucial insights into not only their Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars: MOBI :Ú rhetoric and pronouncements but also the application of policy and ideology “on the ground” His sophisticated and nuanced revelations of the similarities and dissimilarities between these two cases will inform further study of genocide as well as our understanding of the Nazi conuest of the East and the American conuest of the West.


About the Author: Edward B. Westermann

Edward Westermann received his PhD from and the Kindle Ó the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Free University of Berlin a German Academic Exchange Service fellow on three occasions as well as a fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum He has published three books and numerous articles and book chapters on topics dealing with military history the Holocaust a.